Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I love a good Chocolate Chip cookie, and I especially love Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (aka Blondies). So, I have been searching around trying different recipes to see which one I liked the best. I found this recipe on Mel's Kitchen Cafe, and it looked easy and really yummy. So I gave it a try....they were delicious!!

If you're looking for a simple, nothing fancy, chocolate chip cookie bar this is the recipe you should try.
Do I really need to say anything else??? This picture says it all...'eat me!' Alright, you've got the recipe, now go make some! Enjoy!!

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
From www.melskitchencafe.com

2 1/8 cups (10 1/2 ounces) all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 tablespoons butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted and cooled slightly
1 cup (7 ounces) light brown sugar
1/2 (3 1/2 ounces) cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Adjust the oven rack to lower-middle position.
Line a 9X13-inch baking pan with foil, letting the excess hang over the edges of the pan by about 1 inch so you can grab those edges and pull the brownies from the pan after they have baked. Spray the foil-lined pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Mix the flour, salt, and baking soda together in medium bowl; set aside. Whisk the melted butter and sugars in a large bowl until combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well.

Using a rubber spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until just combined; do not overmix. Fold in the chocolate chips and turn the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the spatula.

Bake until the top of the bars is light golden brown, slightly firm to the touch, and edges start pulling away from sides of pan, 24-28 minutes. Cool on a wire rack to room temperature.

Remove the bars from the pan by lifting the foil overhang and transfer them to a cutting board. Cut into 2-inch squares and serve.


  1. I have been looking for a good cookie bar recipe as well. I tried this one & it is really good! Most bar recipes I have tried are too gooey in the middle and brown on the outside--not this one. It was just right. The bars were even good the next day-if they last that long!

  2. Mmmmm! These were so yummy! I love chewy cookies and these are very chewy!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  3. Love the post! You are right...these bars just scream "eat me!"